St. Olaf Band

The St. Olad Band poses for a group photo.

Announcing January 2018 Tour
to Australia and New Zealand

The ensemble will present a widely varied program of primarily American music, with a focus on the centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the music of John Williams, and classic works from the wind band repertoire. Works featuring soloists and a good march or two will also be presented, along with Mahr’s own award-winning composition, The Soaring Hawk.

Auckland, New Zealand
Thursday, 18 January, 19:00
Massey High School, Bruce Ritchie Performing Arts Centre
Host: West City Youth Concert Band
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite | +64 021 237 8688

Wellington, New Zealand
Sunday, 21 January, 16:00
St. Andrew’s on the Terrace
Tickets: $10-20 | +64 04 472 9211

Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, 23 January, 19:30
The Drum Theater
Host: Royal Australian Navy Band of Melbourne
Tickets: $10-20 | +61 03 8571 1666

Melbourne, Australia
Wednesday, 24 January, 19:30
Frankston Performing Arts Centre
Host: Royal Australian Navy Band of Melbourne
Tickets: $10-20 | +61 03 9784 1060

Canberra, Australia
Friday, 26 January, 14:30
Australian National University, Llewellyn Hall
Host: Canberra Wind Symphony
Tickets: FREE, with Eventbrite reservation

Sydney, Australia
Sunday, 28 January, 16:00
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Verbrugghen Hall
Tickets: FREE, with Eventbrite reservation


The St. Olaf Band is the oldest music organization at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, a campus internationally renowned for its high caliber of musical ensembles as well as high marks in mathematics and the sciences. The band has toured nationally since 1904 and internationally since 1906, when they performed a four-week, 30-concert tour of Norway, making them the first American collegiate band to tour Europe. The band has subsequently toured several times in Norway, Great Britain, Japan, central Europe, the Mediterranean, and Mexico.

Dubbed “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker, the St. Olaf Band, founded in 1891, is an ensemble noted for superb musicianship. Under the leadership of conductor Dr. Timothy Mahr, the St. Olaf Band performs the very best compositions and transcriptions for symphonic band, producing an exciting, crowd-pleasing style.